Curta is one of the first mechanical miniature machine that performs standart and egnineering calculations. This item was introduced by Curt Herzstark in 1948. It can be used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and other operations.
Major components of the machine are: the carriage that can be moved to Six different positions for multiplication and division; the number transmission mechanism; the ten's carry mechanism; and the result and counter dials.
Capacity of the machine is 8x6x11 places. Eight place digits can be set for addition or subtraction; six place multipliers can be used; and maximum results of eleven places can be obtained.